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2/27 – Book Discussion Group – On God’s Side by Jim Wallis

Join Crossroads’ book group for our first meeting to discuss Jim Wallis’ On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good

Here’s a taste of what we’ll be reading, discussing, and critiquing in light of God’s word:

“Bestselling author, public theologian, and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis speaks directly into our current context, revealing the spiritual compass we need to effect lasting change in our society. He explains how the good news of Jesus transforms not only our individual lives but also our public lives. Jesus’ gospel of the kingdom of God helps us recover a personal and social commitment to the common good and shows us–in concrete ways–how to be both personally responsible and socially just. Working together, we can reshape our churches, society, politics, and economy.

In the midst of contentious national debates on gun control, immigration, budget deficits, and more, this book moves the conversations beyond current media and political warfare to bring together a divided country. Wallis explores how Jesus’ agenda can serve the common good, what it takes to sustain a lifelong commitment to social justice, and how reading the Bible as well as the culture can shape our lives for genuine transformation.”

Book Group begins with Chapters 1-4 on Thursday February 20, 2014, 7pm at the apartment of Adam and Alex Mays in Logan Square. Mark your calendar for future dates: March 20, April 17, and May 15 at the same time and place. For more information, contact Adam at spiritualgrowth@crossroadschicago.org